A very tricky roof-to-wall junction detail occurs at the top and bottom junctions of a monopitch dormer roof. Here is one option that, if built correctly, will be weathertight and look good.
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If an internal gutter that provides drainage from a metal roof overflows, the only place the water can go is into the building below. This is not only inconvenient but can cause damage. How can these problems be avoided?
With urban densification putting a strain on infrastructure services, some councils now require stormwater to be dealt with in situ, easing the strain on public systems.
Tricky access can be a problem when retrofitting insulation into an older home. However, as the push continues to insulate homes, we look at some of the options and things to consider.
It is widely accepted that the built environment makes a significant contribution to climate change and this impact needs to be minimised, but how? BRANZ’s LCAQuick is one tool that helps design better buildings.
In response to industry questions, BRANZ recently launched a research project into corrosion rates in vented roof spaces. Two roof spaces have been built in an unforgiving coastal environment and will be monitored.
The correct fixings are needed at the various junctions of a timber-framed building structure to resist uplift in windy conditions. In this article, we summarise where to find them in NZS 3604:2011 and what is required.